Ed Sheeran will appear in the seventh series of Game of Thrones - and the reason why is very sweet

Name not pronounced 'see-air-a' like the Goodies singer. Sucker for an oversized jacket. Likes a pub.

The celeb cameo we never knew we needed has just been confirmed. Ed Sheeran will appear in the seventh series of Game of Thrones.

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The show producers confirmed the news that the Shape of You singer will appear in the penultimate series, which will air in July.

Speaking at the SXSW film festival in Texas, producers Dan Weiss and David Benioff revealed they'd been trying to get Ed on the show for a long, long time. But why? They said they had been trying for ages as a surprise for Maisie Williams (who plays Arya Stark), who is a huge Ed Sheeran fan, and they finally pulled it off. How sweet!

As for Ed, he kept it short and sweet on Twitter saying: "Guess the cat's out the bag".

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It has also been confirmed today that the final season of the series (season 8) will only have six episodes, but you can bet they'll be damn good ones.

We wonder what sort of role Ed will have? A warrior, peasant, royal or giant, perhaps?

Here's some pics of Ed Sheeran loving life (just because)...

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